Castaway in the Caribbean

Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour.

 

Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola.

 

After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island.

 

In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure.…

 

 Message from the Author

 

I was incredibly fortunate to spend the summer of 2014 in the Caribbean, writing and researching this novel. I found it challenging only in the respect of being continually distracted from the manuscript by the tropical sunshine, the white sand beaches, the warm aquamarine sea, rum cocktails, and the fabulous social scene on offer. Many of these distractions are well documented on my website, blog and Facebook page, if you are interested in reading the details and seeing the photos!

For the purposes of proper research for Castaway in the Caribbean, I travelled to and explored many Caribbean islands and, despite my tendency for sea sickness, I also spent a lot of time in boats. I even got to sail around Tortola, the larger of the British Virgin Islands, in a restored schooner that had been used in the filming of the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The Virgin Islands inspired me with the modern day setting for Castaway in the Caribbean because, of this chain of around 90 small islands, islets, cays and rocks in the Caribbean Sea, many are uninhabited. 

I eventually settled down to write this romantic adventure story on the Caribbean island of Utila, the smaller of the Bay Islands, just off the coast of Honduras. Likened to the Key West of long ago, Utila is a quaint, unspoilt and laid-back little island. Sitting on the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, it is also a paradise for scuba diving, which is exactly was what my husband was doing every day while I was busy writing this story.

Research is a valuable tool for a writer, so I do hope all the fun and adventure I had in the Caribbean has found its way into the pages of Castaway in the Caribbean.

Janice  xx

 
 

About the author

Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Look out for Janice’s new release for 2015 ‘Castaway in the Caribbean’ and her Amazon Kindle bestselling books 'Bagpipes and Bullshot' and 'Reaching for the Stars' and her fun ‘Voodoo Romance’ series of novellas. Her nonfiction guide to online promotion 'How To Party Online' is recommended reading for all authors and writers by publishers. Janice is a regular blogger from her website at janicehorton.co.uk and you'll also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Janice Horton - writer of romantic adventure novels

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COMPETITION

 

Prizes:

1st Prize Mermaid Necklace (UK only)

2nd Prize – ecopy of the book (international)

2nd Prize Shell box (UK only)

3rd Prize Caribbean spices Necklace (UK only)

4th  Prize  Purse & pen (UK only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review 

If you’re looking for romance on a tropical island then this is just the book for you. At first I thought how lucky Janey was to have such a caring boyfriend as Mark, who whisks her off to a Caribbean island in order to propose. When he insists on going to the same restaurant and eating the same food, it becomes obvious that he’s a bit of a control freak. He doesn’t like it when Janey has to go to a neighbouring island to interview a model. The pace begins to heat up with the introduction of Travis, Captain of the boat sailing Janey to Antigua. I loved the interaction between these two and when the boat is marooned and they come across a bunch of marauding pirates, their true natures are revealed. It’s a bit like Robinson Crusoe and Girl Friday meet Pirates of the Caribbean – romance, adventure and thrills abound. Some readers might find the ending a tad predictable but then who doesn’t want a Happy Ever After?

 

4.5/5

 

 

 

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Janice | Reply 19.05.2015 00.04

Thanks so much for reading and reviewing and for being part of the Castaway in the Caribbean tour. I'm thrilled you enjoyed reading it! Janice xx

Julie Ryan 19.05.2015 09.29

You're very welcome Janice - Travis is a great character btw

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14.03 | 18:28

Thank you so much for your kind review and for the effort of hosting my book on your website. I really appreciate it.

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